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Press Release

For Immediate Release
17 October 2008

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Marissa Ramey
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Raymond A. Plzak Announces Resignation as President and CEO of ARIN

Chantilly, VA –Raymond A. Plzak, the President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) today announced his resignation from the organization that manages the distribution of Internet Protocol (IP) address space for Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands, and the United States. He was named President and CEO 24 September 2000; his resignation will be effective 31 December 2008.

"I am proud to have served ARIN for the last eight years," said Plzak. "I have been privileged to oversee the development of ARIN from a fledgling entity to the robust and successful organization that it is today. I look forward to continuing my work in the community in other areas."

Said John Curran, Chairman of the ARIN Board of Trustees, "Ray has provided outstanding leadership over his eight years as CEO, and ARIN's success today is a testament to his tireless efforts. While we will miss his leadership of the organization, we recognize that he has gone above and beyond in developing ARIN and its services to the Internet community, and wish him the best on his future endeavors. Ray will continue to be involved in the Internet registry community and also remain available to ARIN to share his deep experience."

About the American Registry for Internet Numbers

ARIN is the nonprofit corporation that manages the distribution of Internet number resources – IPv4, IPv6, and Autonomous System numbers – in its service region, which includes Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands, and the United States. More information on IPv6 adoption is available at http://www.getipv6.info/ and http://www.arin.net.

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